Safe Routes to School
TJKM has evaluated bicyclist and pedestrian safety and designed improvements as part of numerous Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects, and our staff is highly cognizant of the dynamics of school route safety through our experience as city traffic engineers. We understand the characteristics of school-age children, as well as the often limited resources available to implement improvement measures. We strive to balance competing priorities and recommend safety measures that can be implemented in both the short and long term. We work with all project stakeholders to build consensus on improving safety for all students traveling to and from schools. Our typical approach on SRTS projects includes meeting with school stakeholders, collecting background data, field inventory of existing infrastructure, conducting walking/bicycling audits, and identifying operational and physical improvement measures.